Humberto and Fernando Campana, ‘'Sushi III' chair’, 2005, Phillips

Property from the collection of Janice Blackburn, London

Manufactured by Estudio Campana, Brazil. Number 2 from the edition of 35. EVA embroidered with F.H.CAMPANA/FOR JANICE/BLACKBURN/WITH FRIENSHIP/N.2/2005. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Estudio Campana.

Phillips wishes to thank Ana Paula Moreno, General Manager of Estudio Campana, for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Campanas, São Paulo, 2003, pp. 374-75
Darren Alfred, et al., Campana Brothers: Complete Works (So Far), New York, 2010, pp. 167, 266

About Humberto and Fernando Campana

The Campana brothers are famed Brazilian furniture designers. Most celebrated for their design of the Vermelha chair—an iconic piece handmade from a huge length of rope, wrapped and woven to create the chair’s nest-like structure. “The Vermelha chair is an homage to chaos,” says Humberto. “It’s a portrait of Brazil, a melting pot of culture and races...and I try to manifest this idea into a kind of chair that is chaotic in its very construction.” The chair was the first piece of work exhibited by Brazilians at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Their studio continues to produce and develop furniture made from ordinary everyday materials that have been discarded, such as rope, fabric, wood, cardboard, plastic tubes, and aluminum wire.

Brazilian, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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